6 November 2013

PORTO 1 (Gonzalez 23)

Gonzalez headed in Danilo's cross. Hulk got the home side level when he punished a mistake by Porto's joke goalkeeper Helton. Helton made amends with a second half penalty save from the same player. The game picked up and there were chances at both ends. It was probably one of the most competitive UCL games of the week.

Attendance : 17,786
Assists : Danilo, Shirokov

BASEL 1 (Piovaccari 17)

Sio flicked on longball before advancing into the box, Stocker returned his pass and he went airborne to volley in a last minute equaliser. Brilliant goal and richly deserved.

Attendance : 42,000
Assists : Szukala, Stocker

CHELSEA 3 (Eto'o 31, Eto'o 54, Ba 83)

Eto'o charged down a Hildebrand goalkick and the ball rebounded into the net. Willian made the second with a surging run from midfield. Ba volleyed in Lampard's superbly weighted pass.

Attendance : 41,194
Assists : n/a, Willian, Lampard

NAPOLI 3 (Inler 22, Higuain 24, Higuain 75)
MARSEILLE 2 (Ayew 10, Thauvin 64)

Andre Ayew headed in a corner. Inler ran onto a clearance, took the ball on his chest and smacked a terrific half volley into the bottom right corner. Higuain punished Diawara's awful header to blast Napoli in front. Thauvin volleyed in the equaliser but Higuain struck 10 minutes later when Marseille's offside trap allowed Mertens to centre for his winner.

Benitez was upto his old tricks, leaving Hamsik on the bench until Marseille's second goal. The moron never learns.

Attendance : 39,148
Assists : Thauvin, n/a, n/a, Payet, Mertens

ARSENAL 1 (Ramsey 62)

Attendance : 42,000
Assist : Giroud

ATLETICO MADRID 4 (Miranda 11, Garcia 25, Luis 45, Costa 82)

Miranda scrambled in the first from a corner. Garcia headed in the second, Diego Costa with a superb cross. Luis tapped in the third after Linder failed to hold from Adrian. Diego Costa finally scored after missing several chances, shooting Raul Garcia's back heel into the left corner.

Attendance : 42,000
Assists : n/a, Diego Costa, n/a, Raul Garcia

AJAX 1 (Schone 51)

Attendance : 59,908
Assists : Serero

BARCELONA 3 (Messi 30 Pen, Busquets 40, Messi 83)
MILAN 1 (Pique 45 og)

A ridiculous dive won Barcelona the penalty. Busquets doubled Barcelona's lead from an excellent Xavi free kick. Kaka' drilled a centre against Pique to pull a goal back. Messi played a one-two with Fabregas and nonchalantly ignored Mexes' red card tackle as he burst into the box and lobbed over Abbiati. Great goal.

Attendance : 80,517
Assists : Neymar (won pen), Xavi, n/a, Fabregas